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Beltline encourages community to 'Go West'

The Atlanta Beltline co-op joins the West End and Westview communities on Saturday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the second phase of the Beltline Trail.

The day-long event, being dubbed ‘Go West,’ is open to the general public and features four rounds of festivities to benefit the historic West End community.

The day kicks-off at 9:30am with a 5K walk from the Kipp Strive Academy to the eventual trail groundbreaking site at the corner of Muse Street and Lucille Avenue. The application fee for the walk is $10.

A groundbreaking ceremony will follow the walk-a-thon, beginning at high noon, to celebrate the second phase of a trail that, once complete, will connect Rose Circle Park with the historic Westview Cemetery and add green space to the community. The initial phase began in February 2008, with the clearing of hiking trails along White Street in West End.

Afterwards, local firefighters and the Westview Community Organization will provide a post-groundbreaking lunch at Fire Station 17, which will be free to the public and filled with traditional southern delights. Dishes will be prepared by local residents and all attending are encouraged to contribute to the feast.

For those looking to stay into the later hours, West End, Westview and West End Merchants Coalition will put on a Gala at the historic Hammonds House Museum featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music. The event will begin at 7pm and continue until 11pm. Attendees may bring their own dish, but a small donation is requested in lieu of a plate.

To register for the walk or to help with planning please contact Scott Shepherd at (404) 277-5970.

For more information
on the groundbreaking ceremony contact Patrick Berry at (404) 755-1255.

For more information or to help with planning of the Holiday Lunch please contact Ayana Gabriel at (404) 345-3209.

For more information on the West End cocktail party please contact Carl Nes at (404) 755-2000.

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